Waste Management

Solid Waste

The Solid Waste Section is responsible for regulating storage, treatment, and disposal of solid waste in the state of South Dakota. In addition, the office provides technical assistance, issues permits, conducts solid waste facility inspections, and investigates solid waste disposal complaints.

Construction of a new cell
Construction of a new cell at the Rapid City landfill.
Compost windrows
Compost windrows at the Freeman Restricted Use Facility.

For information about obtaining a permit, or for information on the regulatory requirements that pertain to Solid Waste, visit the South Dakota Environmental Permitting and Regulation Guide.

Additional Information

Waste Tire Handling

Background Information for Waste Tires in South Dakota
Waste tires are a regulated solid waste in South Dakota. There are administrative rules that govern the collection, transportation, storage, processing and disposal of waste tires.

Specifically, the rules hold waste tire generators, haulers, and other handlers responsible for ensuring that all waste tires are transported to a permitted facility or used appropriately. The rules contain requirements governing stockpiling and/or temporary storage of waste tires. The rules clearly state when a permit for temporary storage is required. On January 31, 2005 and May 16, 2005, amended waste tire rules became effective that now require anyone burying or partially burying tire wastes to first secure a solid waste permit.

South Dakota Administrative Rules on tires

Additional Information About Waste Tires

Federal research on recycled tire crumbs used on playing fields


US EPA information about scrap tires

US EPA information about tire derived fuel

US Tire Manufacturers Association

If you have any questions, contact Jim Wendte by e-mail or by calling (605) 773-3153.